Friday, August 11, 2006


MCCARTHY at NRO's THE CORNER exposes the idiocy of the common claim that Bush and our robust, forward-leaning foreign policy - which includes actually fighting back and counter-attacking with our military - only makes the enemy worse/more popular and makes it easier for them to recruit:
In the decade after we left Saddam Hussein in power rather than deposing him, representatives of the umma responded by bombing the World Trade Center (1993), Khobar (1996), the embassies (1998), the U.S.S. Cole (2000); unsuccessfully plotting to blow up much of Manhattan (1993), a bunch of airliners (1994-95), L.A. Int'l Airport (2000) and the U.S.S. The Sullivans (2000); and finally killing almost 3000 of us in suicide hijackings that destroyed the WTC and damaged the Pentagon.

But [according to the Left and the NYTIMES - reliapundit] it was the Iraq war of 2003 that radicalized them.

It couldn't possibly have been, say, the Koran's Sura 9:5 ("Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolators wherever ye find them, and take them captive, and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush.")
The NYTIMES and the doves of the Left - who dominate the MSM and the Democrat Party - are no different than the appeasers of the 1930's who gave into Hitler hoping/believing that they could mollify him and avoid war.

As Churchill said at the time (1938, upon the signing of the Munich Pact - which PM Chamberlain and the MSM described as accomplishing "peace in our time", (paraphrasing): "The appeasers had the choice between dishonor or war; they chose dishonor and soon they shall also have war." Meaning: the peace you attain with the likes of Hitler and jihadomaniacs is fleeting, a mere hudna signed by them merely for temporary gain.

The answer now is the same as the answer in 1938: to truly attain peace we must utterly destroy the enemy, vanquish him. Wipe him out, and wipe their filthy ideology off the face of the earth.


Pastorius said...

Why did you change your blog name to "Astute Bloggers." I thought it was "The Astute Blogger."

bernie said...

I linked to your post from Daily KOS - the idiot's guide to Terrorism

I also pointed out that the Iraq excuse didn't hold water since these terrorists have been learning Jihad since they were babies. You don't become a suicidal bomber in three years.

Reliapundit said...

pasto - i want to make this a team blog one day. (the posts at iba have gotten too long and there are too many contribs.)

Pastorius said...

Too long? I usually think that if a post isn't over three clicks down it isn't too long, but if you're saying too long, I gotta take that under advisement.

there's definately a lot of contributors, but what's wrong with that? I'm asking you cuz I want to get your perspective.

mavery said...

I'm new here. Just testing to see I can post. Thank you.

Reliapundit said...

pasto - use the newsbusters set up, it'll keep the post on the main page shorter so folks like me can more qwikli scam to wut we wanna read